MnDOT I-35W@94 project update

Greetings,

This is an update for the I-35W@94 project. I have included some other projects in Hennepin County for those interested. We have some new and updated items. The I-35W weekend closure has not changed.

Please check www.511mn.org for real-time updates and the project web page. All closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

About this weekend: I-35W will be closed in both directions from I-94 to Highway 280 for paving. The ramps are expected to start closing about 9 p.m. In addition, I-35W north between Highway 62 and I-94 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to noon, Saturday, Sept. 14. This will require an extended detour until noon Saturday on I-35W for those going north. The detour is below and on the web page.

I-35W Detour 10 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday: Highway 62 west to Highway 100 north to I-394 east to I-94 east to Highway 280 to I-35W north. (See attached map for this closure.)

I-35W detour from noon Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday: Highway 280 and I-94.

The ramps from Highway 55 west to I-94 west and to 3rd Street and Washington Avenue are also closed.

The weekend closure will close access between downtown Minneapolis and I-35W south. See attached map showing downtown access routes.

Here is the list with highlighted updates:

I-35W@94 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

· Weekend closure I-35W is closed in both directions 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 from I-94 to Hwy 280. I-35W north will be open at Washington Avenue.

· I-35W north is closed from Highway 62 to University Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to noon Saturday, Sept. 14.

· Weekend closure The ramp from Highway 55 west to 3rd Street and Washington Avenue is closed. From 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

· Weekend closure The ramp Highway 55 west to I-94 west is closed from 10 p.m. Friday , Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

· NEW The left lane of I-35W north and the right lane of I-35W south will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

· Updated The ramp from I-35W north to Lake Street/31st Street is closed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. (This was moved because of rain)

Please visit the web page for local Minneapolis street closures.

Upcoming

· New I-94 east is closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24

· Updated The ramp from I-35W north to 3rd Street is closed from Sept. 25-30. (This had been scheduled for Sept. 9-14)

· The ramp from I-35W north to 3rd/4th/Washington is closed 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

· I-35W North is closed at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept 27

· I-3W South is closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

Here are some updates on some other projects in Hennepin County:

MnDOT projects:

I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater https://www.dot.state.mn.us/i94-mg-clearwater/index.html

· Watch for overnight lane closures of I-94 in both directions starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. eastbound and noon westbound between Maple Grove and Rogers. These are nightly Monday through Thursday.

· I-94 east is reduced to one lane along the median between Wright County Road 19 and Highway 241 in St. Michael 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Nov. 1.

· I-94 west is reduced to one lane along the median or shoulder between Highway 241 in St. Michael and Wright County Road 19 in Albertville through Nov. 1, Monday through Fridays.

· Central Avenue bridge over Highway 12 Wayzata http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy12andcountyroad101bridge/

· The Central Avenue/County Road 101 bridge is closed until late October. See web page for detours.

· The ramp from Highway 12 west to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

· The ramp from Highway 12 east to County Road 101 south is closed through Oct. 25.

I-35W Noise walls Bloomington http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/noisewallrepairs2018/

· Upcoming: Work will resume near 106th Street ramp in Bloomington in mid to late September. Work on all other noise walls on the project is complete.

I-94 Highway 280 to Western Ave. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94-stpaul-resurfacing/

Upcoming

· I-94 east is closed between Highway 280 and I-35E 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30

I-35W Fifth Street Bridge Minneapolis http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

· The 5th Street pedestrian bridge over I-35W is closed until mid-September.

·

MnDOT maintenance:

I-35W Minneapolis

· The ramp from I-35W north to 4th Street Southeast is closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

Highway 169 Bloomington

· NEW The left lane of Highway 169 is closed in both directions between Scott County Road 83 and Anderson Lakes Parkway in Eden Prairie from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Sept. 16-19

Projects by other jurisdictions affecting MnDOT highways and ramps:

I-494 and Rockford Road bridge (City of Plymouth project) https://www.plymouthmn.gov/departments/public-works/project-spotlight/street-projects/county-road-9-bridge-over-i-494

· The Rockford Road bridge over I-494 is closed until late October.

· Watch for single and double lane closures of I-494 overnight.

I-494 / Highway 100 (Southwest Light rail) https://metrocouncil.org/transportation/projects/current-projects/southwest-lrt.aspx

· Watch for lane closures on Highway 100 in both directions from 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 to to 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16 between I-394 and Excelsior Boulevard.

· The ramp from I-494 west to Highway 212 is closed through 7 a.m. Sept. 21.

I-494 Bloomington/Richfield(Orange Line) https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-orange-line

· NEW I-494 east is reduced to two lanes from 2-5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at I-35W.

· NEW The ramp from Penn Avenue to I-494 east is closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

· I-494 is reduced to a single lane in both directions from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly between Penn Avenue and Lyndale Avenue through Saturday, Sept. 14

· I-494 is reduced to a single lane in both directions from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly between Penn Avenue and Lyndale Avenue Tuesday, through Saturday, Sept. 14.

Upcoming:

· Update The ramp from I-35W south to I-494 west is closed Oct. 14-Nov. 4. (This was pushed back)

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

MAP35W-94-downtownaccessmapSept13.pdf

Map35Wweekendclosuresept13.pdf

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